Science is important. It’s responsible for almost everything that we know about our world on a physical level. It is important to understand, however, that science is not a book full of facts. It is a process by which we figure things out about the world. Of course, the philosophy of knowledge and all things metaphysical fall into areas that science has nothing to say about. Science is concerned with things that we can test and observe. And we all do it. Even those of us who claim to hate science in school or those of us who think scientists are all controlled by the illuminati. Yes, even you are a scientist so be sure to pay close attention to these 25 things everyone should know about science.
Have you ever looked at a pond and wondered how deep it is? How would you figure that out? Well, you have to measure it. But how? Maybe a stick. But should the stick be small, like a twig? Or big, like a branch? So first you take a look at the pond and make a guess. Then, you find a stick that you think is appropriate. And you try to scrape the bottom. Did it touch? No? Then your hypothesis about the depth of the pond was wrong. You need to go find a bigger stick. And that, in a simple nutshell is science. These are 25 Things Everyone Should Know About Science!
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Not everything you grew up thinking as “true” will be true when you die. This is a good thing. It means that we are discovering more about the universe (and about everything else for that matter).
Natural does not equal healthy
Potassium cyanide is natural, but it is definitely not healthy
Bacteria are everywhere
In fact, if every cell in your body could vote, bacteria would have a 90% majority. By cell count, there are more bacteria cells inside of you than human cells.
Correlation doesn't equal causation
This doesn’t mean that you should ignore correlation though. The more evidence for something there is, the more you should consider the causation.
You use 100 percent of your brain
You just don’t use all of it at the same time (unless you’re having a seizure).